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Week commencing 13th July

Writing

Visit The Literacy Shed and watch ‘A Cloudy Lesson’. A cloud maker and his apprentice grandson are busy making clouds but everything doesn’t happen as it should. As things don’t go according to plan, the pair of them learn that good ideas come from happy accidents.

 

Tasks-

-Write instructions for ‘How to make clouds’. Remember to use imperative (bossy) verbs.
- Write dialogue between the two characters.

-Write a news report detailing what people saw in the sky, maybe interview the cloud maker for an explanation.

-Go cloud spotting outside. Look for shapes in the sky and use similes and metaphors to describe them e.g. a cloud chasing another like a puppy across the sky. Use this BBC Bitesize lesson on similes and metaphors for ideas.

 

Reading

Using the book ‘Be Amazing! An Inspiring Guide to Being Your Own Champion’ learn how to summarise and write a message to Sir Chris Hoy.

 

Log on to Bug Club and read a book that matches your book band. Answer the comprehension questions within the book to earn your rewards.

 

 

Spelling and grammar

Complete the BBC Bitesize lesson and learn how to use synonyms and antonyms.

 

Continue to work through the statutory year 5/6 spelling list to see how many words you can spell. Choose 5 words you cannot spell to be part of your spelling test for the week.

 

Use Spelling Frame to practise different spelling rules for the year 5/6 words.

Week commencing 6th July

Writing

Learn about imperative verbs and the key features of instructions here. Once you feel confident, watch the video to learn about Robert Falcon Scott’s journey to the South Pole. Use this information to write a set of instructions for walking to the South Pole.

 

Reading

Complete the BBC Bitesize reading lesson based on ‘The Extraordinary Life of Katherine Johnson’ by Devika Jina. Learn how to summarise information and write a magazine article.

 

Log on to Bug Club and read a book that matches your book band. Answer the comprehension questions within the book to earn your rewards.

 

Spelling and grammar

Complete the BBC Bitesize lesson on using modal verbs.

 

Continue to work through the statutory year 5/6 spelling list to see how many words you can spell. Choose 5 words you cannot spell to be part of your spelling test for the week.

 

Use Spelling Frame to practise different spelling rules for the year 5/6 words.

Week commencing 29th June 

Learn how to write a comic and use brackets to add extra information. You can plan using the key features explained in the video clips and then create your own comic strip.

 

Reading

Complete the BBC Bitesize reading lesson based on ‘The Parent Agency’ by David Baddiel. Learn how to summarise and write creatively.

 

Log on to Bug Club and read a book that matches your book band. Answer the comprehension questions within the book to earn your rewards.

 

 

Spelling and grammar

Complete the BBC Bitesize lesson on fronted adverbials.

 

Continue to work through the statutory year 5/6 spelling list to see how many words you can spell. Choose 5 words you cannot spell to be part of your spelling test for the week.

 

Use Spelling Frame to practise different spelling rules for the year 5/6 words.
 

Week commencing 22nd June 

Complete the Literacy activities in your ‘Home Learning Pack’ for this week.

 

There are extra writing and spelling activities below:

Writing

Learn how to write a narrative poem. Watch the videos and complete the tasks. Once you have written your fantastic narrative poem, try performing it to a member of your family.

 

Reading

Complete the BBC Bitesize reading lesson Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. You will learn how to get information from a text and summarise it.

 

Log on to Bug Club and read a book that matches your book band. Answer the comprehension questions within the book to earn your rewards.

 

Spelling and grammar

Complete the BBC Bitesize lesson on expanded noun phrases.

 

Continue to work through the statutory year 5/6 spelling list to see how many words you can spell.

Choose 5 words you cannot spell to be part of your spelling test for the week.

 

Use Spelling Frame to practise different spelling rules for the year 5/6 words.

Week commencing 15th June

Complete the Literacy activities in your ‘Home Learning Pack’ for this week.

 

There are extra writing and spelling activities below:

 

Writing

Write your very own story about time travelling. Use this BBC Bitesize lesson to learn how to plan your story and then write it. 

Fancy a challenge? Write a 500 word story about a dilemma- use the planning sheet to help.

 

Reading

Complete the BBC Bitesize reading lesson ‘The Wolves of Willoughby Chase’. Learn how to summarise dialogue and give an opinion.

 

Log on to Bug Club and read a book that matches your book band. Answer the comprehension questions within the book to earn your rewards.

 

 

Spelling and grammar

Complete the BBC Bitesize lesson on using relative clauses.

Work through the statutory year 5/6 spelling list to see how many words you can spell.

 

Choose 5 words you cannot spell to be part of your spelling test for the week.

 

Use Spelling Frame to practise different spelling rules for the year 5/6 words.

Week commencing 8th June

Complete the Literacy activities in your ‘Home Learning Pack’ for this week.

There are extra writing and spelling activities below:

Writing

Write a setting description. Use this BBC Bitesize lesson to learn how to write a thank you letter.

 

Your main task is to write a formal letter to our wonderful Healthcare Heroes. Fancy a challenge? Watch the amazing story from Newsround, then write a letter to Captain Thomas Moore congratulating him on his incredible fundraising efforts!

Reading

Complete the BBC Bitesize reading lesson ‘A Pocketful of Stars’ by Aisha Bushby. Learn how to get information and write a diary entry.

 

Log on to Bug Club and read a book that matches your book band. Answer the comprehension questions within the book to earn your rewards.

 

 

Spelling and grammar

Complete the BBC Bitesize lesson on using apostrophes.
 

Work through the statutory Year 5/6 spelling list to see how many words you can spell. Choose 5 words you cannot spell to be part of your spelling test for the week.

 

Use Spelling Frame to practise different spelling rules for the year 5/6 words.

 

 

Week commencing 1st June
Complete the Literacy activities in your ‘Home Learning Pack’ for this week.

There are extra writing and spelling activities below:

Writing

Write a setting description. Use this BBC Bitesize lesson to learn about setting descriptions and create your own. 

 

 

Reading

Complete the BBC Bitesize reading lesson ‘The London Eye Mystery’ by Siobhan Dowd.

 

Log on to Bug Club and read a book that matches your book band. Answer the comprehension questions within the book to earn your rewards.

 

 

Spelling and grammar

Complete the BBC Bitesize lesson on using an ellipsis.

 

Continue to work through the statutory year 5/6 spelling list to see how many words you can spell.

 

Choose 5 words you cannot spell to be part of your spelling test for the week.

 

Use Spelling Frame to practise different spelling rules for the year 5/6 words.
 

Week commencing 18th May
Complete the Literacy activities in your ‘Home Learning Pack’ for this week.

There are extra writing and spelling activities below:

 

 

Writing

Write a recount. Use this BBC Bitesize lesson to learn about recounts and create your own. 

 

 

Reading

Complete the BBC Bitesize reading lesson ‘Tell me no Lies’ by Malorie Blackman.

 

Log on to Bug Club and read a book that matches your book band. Answer the comprehension questions within the book to earn your rewards.

 

 

Spelling and grammar

Complete the BBC Bitesize lesson on using brackets.

 

Work through the statutory year 5/6 spelling list to see how many words you can spell. The words you cannot spell can be part of your spelling test for the week. 

 

Use Spelling Frame to practise different spelling rules for the year 5/6 words

 

Week commencing 11th May

Complete the Literacy activities in your ‘Home Learning Pack’ for this week.

There are extra writing and spelling activities below if you want to complete extra tasks and challenges.

 

Visit the Literacy Shed and watch the short video ‘The Catch’.

 

After watching the video, choose an activity to complete:

*Non-fiction research about tribes living in the rainforest.
*Research animals of the rainforest.
*Write a diary entry for a day in the life of Toki.
*Write a letter to Toki asking him questions you would like to find out about living in the rainforest. 
*Create a map of Toki's village
*Write the dialogue between Toki and the Elders when they realise he released the Chameleon.
*Retell the story of the animation. 

 

Work through the statutory Year 5/6 Spelling List to see how many words you can spell. The words you cannot spell can be part of your spelling test for the week.

 

Create a word search or play hangman to help you memorise the spelling.

 

Use Spelling Frame to practise different spelling rules for the year 5/6 words

Week commencing 4th May

Book Week 4th to 8th May 

Hopefully, you’ve received your new book to read during our ‘Book Week’.

 

Below are some of the activities included in your pack to complete.

 

 

Our new class author is David Walliams so visit ‘The World of David Walliams’ to hear him read extracts from some of his amazing books and you can also download fun activity packs.

Fiction Activities

 Use your new book to complete some of the following activities during our Book Week.

 

 

 

Letter writing

  • Write a letter as a character in the book, to another character in the book.
  • Alternatively, write a letter from yourself to a character in the book.

 

Maps

  • Can you draw a map to show some of the locations in your book?
  • Can you use this map to write your own story?

 

Point of view

  • Re-tell some of the events in your story from another character’s point of view.
  • Can you write a report as a newspaper journalist? Pick an event from the story.

 

Character

  • Write the diary of a character in the story.
  • Draw one of the characters and write a character description.
  • Make a list of the things you think a character would like or dislike.
  • Create an I.D. card or passport for one of the characters in the book.

Continue or change the story

  • Continue the story after the book has finished.
  • Write a sequel to the story
  • Predict what could happen next in the story.
  • Write the story as a comic strip

Book covers

  • Write a new blurb for the back of your book.
  • Create a new front cover for your book.
  • Complete a book review.

Non-fiction Activities

Use your new book to complete some of the following activities during our Book Week.

  1. Create a comic strip version of part of the book or informational text.
  2. Make an illustrated glossary of terms.
  3. Act out one or more important parts.
  4. Make a game board of the significant events or information in the text.
  5. Write a list of things you learned and then make a quiz for the family.
  6. Write an imaginary interview with the author.
  7. Create a poster to summarise and advertise the book.
  8. Create a newspaper report.
  9.  Use some of the key events from the book to write a story.

    10. Complete a book review.

  1. Write a letter to the author explaining what you liked and disliked about this book.
  2. Draw a diagram of something mentioned in your book. Label it and explain  

what it is.

Week commencing 27th April

Reading

Log on to Bug Club and read a chapter of one of your allocated books. When you have completed a chapter, re-write this from the viewpoint of another character.

 

Explore the Highwayman Poem. Can you learn it by heart? Can you draw an alternative sketch to represent the Highwayman?

Spellings

Practise the Year 5/ 6 Common Exception Words (see list)

 

Choose 5 new Common Exception words. Can you write the meaning and an example of how to use the word in a sentence?

 

Practise spellings on Spelling Frame.

Writing

Visit the Literacy Shed and watch the video ‘The Lighthouse’ and select to watch by choosing ‘Literacy Shed’.

 

After watching the video and discussing the questions, complete some of the writing tasks below-

  • Write a newspaper story of the event- try to include interviews with the lighthouse keeper, villagers and men from the boat.
  • Pretend you are the lighthouse keeper, ask a member of your family to interview you about the events of the day.
  • Write some dialogue for the film.
  • Create a storyboard of the key events.
  • Write a diary entry.
  • Write your own story where the problem is solved in a different way.
  • Write a description of the lighthouse on the rocks.
  • Create a collage of a lighthouse on the rocks.
Week commencing 20th April

Reading

Log on to Bug Club where you can read a book that matches your book band. Can you  write a short review detailing your likes and dislikes about the book so far? Can you justify your opinion with examples from the text?

 

You could visit authorfy. Ask an adult to join the website so that you can access videos, author masterclasses and other activities over the next few weeks.

Spelling

Practise the Year 5/ 6 Common Exception Words (see list)

Choose 5 Common Exception words. Can you write the meaning and an example of how to use the word in a sentence.

 

Practise spellings on Spelling Frame.

Writing

Read the extract Butterflies by Kevin Crossley-Holland (see document below).

Write a paragraph about what happened next...

  • What will the girl do next?
  • What will she do with the butterflies?
  • How will she arrive at school?
  • What might her teacher say?
Have a look at the adverbials revision sheet (see document below) and see if you can include adverbials in your writing.

Week commencing 30th March

 

Writing

Story task: Choose an image from Pobble and complete the related activities. Don’t forget to email me any of your finished pieces!

 

 

Reading

Log on to Bug Club and read a book that matches your book band. Can you summarise the events from the book or chapter you have read? You could bullet point what happened, create a comic strip or present the information in your own creative way.

 

 

Spelling

  • Practise the Year 5/ 6 Common Exception Words (see document below)
  • Choose 5 Common Exception words. Can you write the meaning and an example of how to use the word in a sentence.
  • Practise spellings on Spelling Frame.

Week commencing 23rd March

 

Keep up with your reading on Bug Club, if you have forgotten your Bug Club login details, email your teacher and they will send them to you. 

 

Using Pobble 365 can you create a piece of writing from the picture of the day.

 

Write your own mystery story using tension and suspense. Can you include any similes and metaphors?

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